# TOC as Section in memoir

The TOC in the article class is formatted as a section. In memoir it is a chapter by default. I would prefer to have the TOC formatted in such a way that its heading gets formatted with the same font (smaller) and distance (closer) to what follows as a section would.

An example with memoir:

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Name of my Article}

\tableofcontents*

\section{A Section}

\lipsum{}

\subsection{A Subsection}

\lipsum{}

\end{document}


And a roughly equivalent example using article:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Name of my Article}
\maketitle

\tableofcontents

\section{A Section}

\lipsum{}

\subsection{A Subsection}

\lipsum{}

\end{document}

• \chapter{Name of my Article} indicvates that you are using this completely wrong. Use \title{Name of my Article} along with \maketitle and the global option article to typeset an article, not a bigger report/book. – Johannes_B Mar 28 '15 at 14:50
• Right. Actually I have a few articles that I'll later "glue together" to form a journal. So far I've resorted to making these articles chapters, but that was only a makeshift solution. The TOC concerned here is a detailed one before an individual article, not the short one mentioning only authors and titles for the whole volume. – muk.li Mar 28 '15 at 15:00

Maybe you can use

\renewcommand\printtoctitle[1]{\section*{#1}}
\renewcommand\aftertoctitle{}


Code:

\documentclass{memoir}
\renewcommand\printtoctitle[1]{\section*{#1}}
\renewcommand\aftertoctitle{}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\chapter{Name of my Article}
\tableofcontents*
\section{A Section}
\lipsum{}
\subsection{A Subsection}
\lipsum{}
\end{document}

• That does about what I need for the moment, I guess the extra space between TOC heading and TOC contents is due to the TOC being a list internally, leaving some space on top of it. – muk.li Mar 29 '15 at 5:43
• Where are \printtoctitle and \aftertoctitle defined? – muk.li Mar 29 '15 at 5:45
• I changed your redefinition of \aftertoctitle as follows: \renewcommand\aftertoctitle{\vspace{-\baselineskip}}, which pulls up the TOC contents for the line that gets added by the TOC being a list. Actually now I'm not sure I want that, but just for the reference. – muk.li Mar 29 '15 at 6:25
• See the documentation of memoir, chapter "Contents lists", section "The class ToC methods", subsection "Changing the titles". – esdd Mar 29 '15 at 10:21